Steinbach protects employees and thus ensures significantly improved workplace conditions
Steinbach - the pool specialist from Austria - is the local market leader for high-quality pools including accessories and the right pool technology. Along the entire value chain, Steinbach is committed to the sustainable procurement and use of regional raw materials. The ecological footprint should be kept as small as possible, the focus is on a healthier future. And for Steinbach, this starts with the employees: a central goal was to significantly improve the workplace conditions in the production halls. To increase the protection of employees in production and to make the production halls cleaner.
For Steinbach, a healthy future begins at the workplace
Sustainable procurement and the use of regional raw materials is a central concern for Steinbach along the value chain. The ecological footprint should be kept as small as possible, the focus is on a healthier future. And for Steinbach, this starts with the employees: in 2020, the production and wholesale company invested in the construction of its new office complex in Schwertberg. The subsequent goal was to significantly improve workplace conditions in the production halls. In order to increase the protection of employees in production and to make the production halls cleaner, Steinbach wanted to reduce the particle concentration of the airborne raw materials by up to 50%. And that was more than successful with the help of the cooperation with Kappa.
Measurably less fine dust with the Puron® DX
This reduction should be demonstrably detectable on the basis of measurements. For this reason, the company defined five measuring points in the production hall before the start of the project, at which aerosol and fine dust concentrations could be determined. Kappa then installed four copies of the Kappa Puron® DX in the production hall - a room air filter that was specially developed for the highly efficient separation of airborne fine dust particles. With minimal use of energy, the room air filter cleans the hall air by separating an immense amount of particles and fine dust directly from the environment. This is done according to the "Dust Extraction" principle specially developed by Kappa. The measurements after the installation led to the clear result that the project goal was more than exceeded: The Kappa Puron® DX reduces the fine dust pollution in the work area by up to 93%. Especially in the press room, where different chemical raw materials are mixed and formed into chlorine tablets, the particle concentration could be reduced enormously.
Better manufacturing quality and lower cleaning costs
Installation protects employees, cleaning costs are reduced and production quality increases. But above all for the employees, the investment represents a significant and immediately noticeable relief. Philip Brunninger, Plant Planning, Steinbach International GmbH on the success of the project: »One of our foreman came back from his vacation. He was immediately surprised at the improved air quality. When asked what was being done, his colleagues pointed to the Kappa Puron® DX room air filters above him on the hall ceiling.« Or as a Steinbach production employee puts it: “Previously, a cleaning machine had to do the rounds here every hour and we often ended up coughing. Now both are history.«